Fantasmeem main teaser design by Karim Farah


FANTASMEEM is a one-year program initiated by the Goethe-Institut Libanon adopting a holistic approach towards supporting the design industry in Lebanon. This involves capacity building, fostering cultural / social / environmental entrepreneurship, and encouraging collaborations and knowledge sharing.

Talents Beirut 2019 © Talents Beirut

Talents Beirut 2019

Talents Beirut kicks off the call for entries for its sixth edition for Arab Film talents.
The Metropolis Association and the Goethe-Institut in Lebanon are launching the call for entries for the sixth edition of Talents Beirut.

Perspectives © Goethe-Institut


“Perspectives” is the new online multimedia magazine of the Goethe-Institutes in the Region North Africa and Middle East. In cooperation with “”, “Perspectives” will be published quarterly in Arabic, German, English and French, each time with a focus on a compelling topic.

Backstory © Goethe-Institut Libanon


BACKSTORY The Film Residency, in cooperation with Beirut Art Residency (BAR) and Metropolis Cinema supports young filmmakers from the Middle East, North Africa and Germany.

Beirut Short Stories © KFW Stiftung/Goethe-Institut Libanon

Beirut Short Stories 2018

Following the success of Beirut Short Stories in 2016 and 2017, the project to promote young literary talent in the Middle East will continue in Beirut in 2018. 

Ideas Box © Public Works

Ideas Box

Goethe-Institut Libanon introduced an IDEAS BOX in 2017 to support displaced and marginalised children and young people who have limited or no access to libraries or other sources of informal education.

BibBus BibBus


The BibBus, provided by the Goethe-Institut Lebanon, brings books, games, and entertainment to refugee children and adolescents in Lebanon to stir their creativity and imagination and to provide them with sustainable access to education.

Menschen sitzen in einer Reihe und nehmen an einer Kunstperformance teil © Alia Haju

Laboratory of Arts

Syrian artists need support, especially in exile. Therefore the Goethe-Institut Lebanon is cooperating the Syrian organisation Ettijahat – Independent Culture and providing cultural grants for artists.

Dialog und Wandel © Goethe-Institut

Transformation & Partnership

The Goethe-Institut, funded by the Federal Foreign Office, enhances future prospects and promotes participatory decision-making in Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt through projects in the fields of culture and education.

Visual SC19 © Tanya Bizri

Soccer Camp 2018

Football inspires children and adolescents worldwide and can also playfully impart values such as tolerance, respect and fair play. 

The Hamburg Kitchen Sessions meet the Arabic Music Sessions ©

Music spaces in the Arab World

Living rooms turn into concert halls, kitchens morph into auditoriums. Popular entertainers jamming on couches, up-and-coming artists showcasing their skills between coffee tables and bookcases.

German Traces in Lebanon © Goethe-Institut Libanon

Traces of Germany in Lebanon

The project shines a light on the history of German-Lebanese interactions and shows that encounters between Lebanese and German people are part of a shared past.

Übersetzen als Kulturaustausch – Arabisch Goethe-Institut

Cultural Exchange - Arabic translations

German books translated into Arabic. Information and background information about authors, publishers, translators and book market.

Musikschule © Mwafak Maklad

Music School

In 2016, the Goethe-Institut Lebanon opened a music school to sponsor and support musical training for talented Syrian, Lebanese and Palestinian children and adolescents in Lebanon. 

Mein Buch – mein Lehrer © Goethe-Institut, Grafik: René Arbeithuber

My Book – My Teacher

As part of the “My book – my teacher” project, over 24,500 books are to be handed out for free to refugee children, allowing them to partake in literature and thereby kindling the joy of reading.